OBITUARY

Donovan E Boyd

8 February, 19488 February, 2021

Donovan E. Boyd, age 73 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:05 AM Monday February 8, 2021 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville. Donovan was born February 8, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio and the son of the late Walter and Glenna (Deeter) Boyd.

Donovan had lived his entire life in the Palestine area of Darke County. He was a member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren and had worked many years in the hardware business at stores located in Troy and West Milton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother David Boyd.

Donovan is survived by his sister Dorothy (Dave) Petersime of Greenville, sister-in-law Phyllis Boyd of Salida, California, nephews Tim Petersime of Hebron, Kentucky and his family Jodi, Hannah, Ian, and Grant; Eric Boyd of Modesto, California and his family Wendy, Levi and Devyn; nieces Amy Floria of Middlebury, Indiana and her family Norm, Austin and Mason and Rita Chin of Cincinnati and her family CJ, Peter and Gabriella.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday February 19, 2021 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Brethren Phillip King and Tim Flora co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery on Clark Station Road near Palestine. The family will receive friends on Friday February 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund.

A request of the family, due to the pandemic restrictions, everyone please wear mask while in the funeral home, Thank-you very much for your consideration!

Services

  • Family will receive friends

    Friday, 19 February , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 19 February , 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, 19 February , 2021

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Kevin Shuttleworth

22 February 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
I worked with Don for a number of years at Carter Lumber in Greenville.
I just found out about his passing today or I would have attended his service.
Don was a good soul and will br deeply missed.

Philip Manuel

13 February 2021

I was very sorry to hear that Donovan had passed away. He called me one evening 2 years ago. We had a great telephone conversation reminiscing about our time at Palestine elementary and junior high and then our high school years at Westmont. He was looking forward to seeing and reconnecting with his classmates at our 2020 reunion . Unfortunately, the reunion had to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I, along with the rest of the Westmont Class of 1966, will miss Donovan and look forward to seeing him again in the next life.

Marilea Alexander Meder

12 February 2021

I was very sad to read of the passing of Donovan He and I graduated in the same Westmont Class of ‘66. Donovan was always a gentile, caring person who was kind to everyone. I know he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Marilea Alexander Meder

Comprehensive Health Network

12 February 2021

May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences

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